Albany County Sheriff’s Office initiatives presented to Capital Region Rotary Club
Rotarians got an up-close look into aspects of the Albany County Sheriff’s Department, from a mine-resistant ambush-protected vehicle to a transmitter that helps find those who wander.
Police arrest McCoy following child pornography investigation
Bethlehem Police have arrested a sex offender from Selkirk on child pornography charges.
Heather Burns, 39, of Selkirk, was sentenced to 5 years of felony probation Thursday, July 10, and ordered to pay full restitution to the Selkirk Fire Department.
State’s highest court rules statute unconstitutional, McCoy seeking new bill
The state Court of Appeals struck down the county’s cyberbullying law in a 5-2 decision Monday, July 1, with the majority ruling the statute as written was too broad and violated the First Amendment. Albany County Executive Dan McCoy vowed to work with legislators to draft a new law.
Judge says jury trial warranted in Hughes’ lawsuit against Bethlehem and police chief
Former Bethlehem police officer Christopher Hughes will finally get his day in court.
Legislature adopts law strengthening state regulations, seller voices concern
Fido would likely be wagging his tail if he knew stricter laws were recently adopted to protect his four-legged brethren in Albany County.
A Middle Grove man was sentenced for illegally entering and stealing jewelry from a New Scotland home last summer.
NYCLU challenges statute’s constitutionality; county attorney argues for revision
Albany County legislators may be forced to draft a new cyberbullying law if the state’s top court rules in favor of advocates arguing it violates the First Amendment.
A.G. Schneiderman kicks off Community Overdose Prevention program awards
Attorney General Eric Schneiderman kicked off the first round of awards at Guilderland Town Hall on Tuesday, May 6. Guilderland police received $2,100 to fully reimburse equipping and training 35 officers to use naloxone kits.
Rash of damage spurs park surveillance system in New Scotland
Delinquents beware — more than the birds will soon be watching over Feura Bush Park.
Law would strengthen state rules, establish permitting and fines
Legislators Gary Domalewicz and Bryan Clehanan on Tuesday, May 6, unveiled their proposed local law requiring the permitting of cat and dog sellers, along with regulating breeders. The bill would establish standards and allow for regular enforcement.
Judge says allegations that Bethlehem police beat and sodomized suspect are without merit
A federal judge has thrown out a lawsuit filed against the Town of Bethlehem and several individual officers stemming from an allegation of excessive force and sexual abuse during an arrest.
A prevalent scam during the spring typically involves a traveling asphalt paving crew offering a low-price opportunity to pave a homeowner’s driveway, according to police. Sealing scams can be similar to paving scams, police said, but sometimes the scammer will appear to have properly sealed the driveway.
James Hakkenberg, 47, pleaded guilty to one count of burglary in the second degree in Albany County Court this morning.
An Albany man was arrested after several counterfeit $50 bills were found to have been used at the Glenmont Walmart.